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Hello everyone,

First of all, even if I'm pretty late with that – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope, you all had a good start into 2018 and I really really do hope that 2018 will be a better year than 2017 has been to a lot of us.

Second, I am terribly sorry for kind of going on an unannounced hiatus (again).

To be honest with you, I am really struggling to balance my real life with my online life recently. There's a lot going on in RL, I have to figure out a lot of things and unfortunately, my default setting recently is something like "overwhelmed by everything" and "simply stresses out" which often makes it difficult for me to deal with lots of things all at once. Also, with a big fanfic project that I had to finish before Christmas as well as holiday season, respective preparations (and necessary "recovery period" afterwards), I really had my hands full and just couldn't find the time to come back here earlier. It's sad, but I had to realize that I simply cannot prioritize everything I'm involved into in the same respect, even if I wish I could. Sometimes, being – or trying ones best to be - what society calls an "adult", really sucks.


This said (sorry for the gloomy vibes), I am especially sorry that this happened just after I posted an entry with a giveaway, namely - if you remember - a giveaway for a Halloween Arashi doujinshi that I own twice (link here ).

It's unlike me to promise something and not stand in for that. I really did not mean to leave this giveaway unsolved for so long and would like to take this chance to thank the lovely participants for their really interesting and adorable answers and apologize for my late response. Thank you very much for your patience with me.

Without further ado now, please let me finally announce the winner of said giveaway *drum roll*:

[personal profile] southview!


Congratulations, dear! Your answer made me laugh and agree the most, so I would like to give you the mentioned doujinshi (if you still want it). Please send me your full name and address via message or e-mail so that I can send it to you as soon as possible! :)

Please go check out her amazing answer to my question (Imagine Arashi being invited to a Halloween party. Which member would dress up in which spooky costume, and why?) here!

All answers were hilarious and great, but sadly only one can be the winner. However, I would like to send those of you who did not win, at least a small "consolation prize". So if you are interested in that, [personal profile] ladyvidel and [personal profile] eve_aida, please also send me your full name and address via message/e-mail/LINE!


For now, I don't have more to say. I'll make another short posting since I started cross posting my Aibaexchange fanfic on AO3 in slightly revised version, so if you're interested in that, please check out my following post.

I wish you all a great start into the new week! I hope it will be a good one for everyone.

Best,

Sky
<3

*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
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Sky
31 October 2017 @ 09:29 am
Hello everybody,

Yes, I'm still alive... or am I rather resurrected from the dead? Who knows, anyway, I have a little fic for you, which I realised has not been posted to my AO3 collection yet. For some of you, this might be something "new", for some of you, probably not. This piece of fic was originally posted in the lj trick_or_fic event in 2016, however, this is an upgraded version as the first one was very rushed and rough. (Here, I'd like to insert my BIG thanks to [profile] silver_crystall aka [personal profile] kittykaty, [personal profile] wendyjoly, and of course my incredible beta [personal profile] jtaytt) Check it out here:

My Boyfriend, the Vampire

This is a spin off to my series "My Neighbors, the Vampires" which I posted here. In case you are unfamiliar with the series, I think you do not necessarily need to know the whole story, this can be read as a one-shot too, but if you have some time on hand or are interested, please go check out the main story ^.^

Furthermore, I'm doing a small Halloween doujinshi giveaway. In case you'd like to check it out, here we go!


Halloween-Doujinshi-Giveaway

Hello my dear friends and greetings from zombieland. That's apparently the place I inhabit recently, fighting against the struggles of life. However, today I resurrected from the hald-dead in order to invite you to join my Halloween-doujinshi-giveaway!

In fact, I do have the perfect Arashi doujinshi for this season on hand. It's halloween-themed, it's really funny, very cute, and of course, it's dealing with Arashi (no actual pairing involved, although if you squint very hard, you might be able to spot some Sakumiya ^.^). It's simply called "Halloween Party", drawn by my personal most favourite doujinshi circle, "whitebeans" (I mean, look at this beautiful cover in the picture below, I love them!) and was published in 2015. Of course, the language is Japanese but trust me, the pictures alone are beautiful and funny enough to look at.



I happen to have this doujinshi twice, since my dear friend Kitty bought one for me in Japan last time she went there, not knowing that I own it already ^^" However, I thought before storing it in my dusty shelf forever and ever, until it's forgotten and will come to revenge my neglectfullness by attacking me with painful paper cuts one night in my sleep, I'd better search for a new cosy home for it.

Interested? Then here is how you can enter the giveaway!

As you know, I'm a creative zombie, and so I would like you guys to unleash your monster of creativity too! No worries, I don't want you to write a whole fanfiction with your own blood, but I would like you to think up a creative answer for the following question.

Imagine Arashi being invited to a Halloween party. Which member would dress up in which spooky costume, and why?

You will have time to enter the giveaway for one week, so let's say until the end of Tuesday, November 7th.
Simply post your answer in the comments below!

Out of all answers, I will pick the one I like best and then announce the winner of the giveaway in the course of next week. Afterwards, I will send the doujinshi to the winner. Of course, I'll pay the shipping so there will be no costs at all for the winner.

With this, now please get creative, let me have your answers and don't forget to enjoy Halloween! What are you up for today, are you celebrating? Do you even care about Halloween? I invited a few friends and am currently doing preparations for when they arrive. We're going to cook and eat together and watch a bunch of horror movies. Of course, we will dress up too, and if you're interested, I'll tell you more details next week.

Happy Halloween,

Spooky-Sky
<3

*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3
Read Chapter 2 on AO3
Read Chapter 3 on AO3
Read Chapter 4 on AO3
Read Chapter 5 on AO3
*NEW Read Chapter 6 (FINAL) on AO3



Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
06 September 2017 @ 06:58 pm
Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3
Read Chapter 2 on AO3
Read Chapter 3 on AO3
Read Chapter 4 on AO3
*NEW Read Chapter 5 on AO3

Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3
Read Chapter 2 on AO3
Read Chapter 3 on AO3
*NEW Read Chapter 4 on AO3

Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
 
Sky
Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3
Read Chapter 2 on AO3
*NEW Read Chapter 3 on AO3

Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3
Read Chapter 2 on AO3

Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
09 August 2017 @ 09:31 pm
Hello everyone,

Sorry for the lack of activity and thank you for your patience! RL is quite demanding recently (mentally in first place and summer is doing its thing and half killing me most of the time too lol) so sadly, I don't really have somethine "new" to share with you yet. However, for those who did not read this fic at the Ninoexchange yet, this IS actually a new fic. =)

This fic was written for [personal profile] pierrot and I'm really happy it was to her liking ^^ For reposting, I decided to split the story in chapters as it is quite long. I will update weekly on Wednesday evenings. As always, you have the choice to prolong the fun and follow the chapters posted here or go back to the Ninoexchange to read everything in one go. ^^ No matter for what you decide, I would very much appreciate if you leave me a comment with your impression on the story. Thanks! <3

And now, without further ado, on to the fic! =D


Title: Celebrity Crush
Pairing/Focus: Aimiya, Matsumiya, Sakumiya
Rating: PG-15 – R for mild language
Warnings: mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish
 
Summary: Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?

Read Chapter 1 on AO3

Enjoy!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
01 July 2017 @ 09:25 am
Hello everybody!

Hopefully, you're all doing well and are enjoying summer!

Since I have a bit time on hand, I figured it was finally time to adress this topic. As the title already announces, this entry is about the future of my fanfiction on dw/lj and AO3. If you want to check out my "life updates", please visit my second post of today, since this one is only dealing with the above mentioned topic.

So without further ado, let's get started! 

As some of you already might have noticed, I am gradually deleting my fanfictions from lj (because... yeah, you might be able to imagine). However, I of course imported my old fics to my dw account and will keep them there, so that none of your precious comments gets deleted! <3 I would be very sad to loose them, so I'm happy that I decided to do the import. Besides that, I am gradually crossposting all the stuff I don't have there yet to my AO3 account, which you can find HERE and updating my fanfic masterpost.


However, for future fanfictions, from now on I will post them ONLY to AO3!


I will still link them to dw, lj and in fanfiction communities, to make sure you get a notification from somewhere, wherever you follow my activities, in case you are not active on AO3. However, I would be really happy if you could come to AO3 and drop some comments there in the future.

In fact, I think that AO3 is really cool for posting as well as reading fanfictions. There are nice features and it's easy to keep everything together and to keep track of everything. You can subscribe to fanfiction series to receive notifications for chapter updates via e-mail, or you can subscribe to authors you like, in order to never miss any posts by them. Commenting is very easy and if you don't have time for that, you can leave some "kudos", which is a nice function too (although it never replaces a nice comment but it's something appreciated too ^.^) The only missing thing maybe is, that there's not really an option to post a fanfiction banner... which I really enjoyed making recently. I'm not sure yet, if I shall continue making those and just post a link instead, or if I'll save the time in the future. We'll see.

I have to say, I would be really sad to loose you as my precious loyal readers and commentors. Reading your comments and exchanging words with you on lj has been a real pleasure to me these past years, it's often making my days, and it would be so sad if that would change just because lj is bitching around. So, if you're interested in giving AO3 a chance, in case you are not using it yet, I would highly encourage you to do so! =)

All of this said, I hope you guys are all having a nice weekend! Love ya all!

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*
 
 
Sky
17 June 2017 @ 03:48 pm
Hey everybody,

Sorry for keeping so quiet recently, life is quite busy (and yes, I also was writing ^^). However, of course, I can't miss to post something on my ichiban's birthday, right? ^.~

[personal profile] kittykaty had the brilliant idea that we could sing a song together for our dear Nino, like we always do as a tradition for our Arashi members (except Aiba last year, sorry Aiba-chan >.<" We didn't make it =( and the song we chose is a bit tricky, I was getting frustrated with the harmonies -.-" But someday we'll manage!) and even if we didn't have too much time, we did our best to record this. We decided on "Breathless" btw, since it is basically the only "Nino-song" left we can sing properly >.>" (GUTS is OK too but recently, I'm not into that song so maybe next time, and all the other songs have too deep lines for our voices T^T...). BTW, I TOTALLY want to re-watch Platina Data now!>.<

Also, I noticed that I did not upload yet our cover of "Power of the Paradise" which we made for Sho's birthday in January, as well as "Ai no Collection" which we recorded in February (since then... nothing, sadly. I just didn't have enough time).

I'm still not used to posting on dw and I'm sorry if I mess something up now with the links and such... anyway, here we go with our fancovers! (The usual warnings like terrible mixing and recording as well as hoarse voices due to colds all over the seasons, apply. It's all my fault though lol)

Songs under the cut...Collapse )

We hope, you enjoy our covers and appreciate your feedback.

Happy Nino-day, everybody! ^^/

Sky


*This posting is cross posted from Dreamwidth*